“Microvolunteering is perfectly suited for my hectic lifestyle. I can volunteer whenever and wherever it suits me. I’ve volunteered on every mode of transport imaginable – from trains to planes! I am passionate about volunteering and I love giving back to the community, but because of other demands such as university or work, sometimes it can be difficult to fully commit to a long term volunteering project.
“The flexibility of microvolunteering is therefore perfect for someone with a busy schedule, and despite the lack of commitment, I keep coming back for more.”
Find out more about microvoluteering.
There are a huge range of micro-actions including citizen science, letter writing, proof reading, photo-tagging, surveys, mini-beach cleans…
- Help from Home is a portal to a huge range of microvolunteering opportunities, most of which don’t require any prior skills.
- Skills for Change is a way of putting your professional skills to good use for community projects and grassroots non-profits worldwide.
- The UN also runs a portal for online volunteering, supporting a wide range of causes. Some of their projects do require a little more time and commitment.
- If you want to do something great when you go the beach check out the #2minutebeachclean campaign – you can even take just 2 minutes to pick up litter on your street, in your park… wherever you are and do a #2minutelitterpick.
- And to explore citizen science microvolunteering opportunities further check out our specific guide to citizen science volunteering.
- A Danish platform, Be My Eyes, connects volunteers from around the world to visually impaired people, who request help for things such as checking the expiry date on labels.
(Source: Angie Fuller via BBC)